Tillibank Wood, near Staplecross, East Sussex. 3.1 acres of mixed broadleaf next to a stream and with all year vehicular access. £35,000 (freehold) [#E1024]
A thriving mixed broadleaf plantation fringed by mature woodland and adjacent to a meandering stream, with areas of open ground and excellent access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 796 218.
- Centre of wood: TQ 789 222.
Nearest postcode: TN32 5QL.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Tillibank Wood is a diverse woodland both in terms of its tree species and age classes. The majority of the woodland was planted around 15 years ago on agricultural land. These trees, mainly oak with a mixture of birch, field maple and hawthorn to name a few are growing exceptionally well in the rich clay soils.
The woodland has a northwest aspect, gently grading to a large attractive stream. Encompassing the fringes are shores of mature tall beech, alder, ash and hornbeam. To the centre is a wonderful expanse of open ground, perfect for picnics or recreational activities. Of particular note are the diversity of butterflies here, with bordered white and red admirals seen when we visited. There is a great wealth of birdlife including sparrow hawks, kestrels and songbirds such as the nightingale and chiffchaff known to the region. Local woodland mammals include badger, wild boar and deer with muntjac and roe frequently spotted.
A recently upgraded track will take you to the woodland, which then continues as a soft ride following along the southeast and southwest boundary. The views of open countryside and agricultural fields westwards are a pleasure to behold.
This well-established woodland offers wonderful opportunities for the conservation minded, and as the woodland develops one can encourage and enhance the wildlife through careful management. There is an ongoing supply of firewood available, and potential to secure high quality oak for future generations with pruning and maintenance.
If It Were Mine
I would remove the protection tubes from the well-established trees and even do some light re-spacing. The open parkland area would be great for recreational activities.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- Take the A21 northwards from Hastings, after around five miles take the B2244 signposted Sedlescombe.
- Continue through the village of Sedlescome and for around 4 miles passing Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard on the left.
- At the junction take the righthand turn B2165 signposted Staplecross, at the village follow the road round to the right after a mile you pass Chalk Down Lime builders supplies.
- Take the immediate right down Ellenwhorne Lane, continue down the lane for ½ a mile and take the right turn (point A on the plan below) down the track over a stream.
- Open the steel gate and continue along the track through the field to another locked gate (point B), park on the left being careful not to obstruct the track.
- Climb the gate, sorry we do not supply keys for viewings. Follow the track for 400 metres passing two turns on the left (points C and D).
- Pass a shed on the right and take the next right turn (point E).
- Follow the track for another 370 metres and at the junction turn left (point F).
- Follow the track for 100 metres until you arrive at a sign for Tillibank Wood.
- The northern boundary is the centre of the stream or an old metal fence.
- The northeast boundary is marked by wooden posts with white paint.
- The southeast boundary is the outside edge of the track marked by wooden posts with green paint.
- The western boundary is an agricultural fence.
The sporting rights are included and not let.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way for all times and all purposes marked ABCDEFG on the plan.
- A right of way is reserved over the track marked GH on the plan for the purposes of forest management for the benefit of the adjacent woodland.
- There is a public right of way that runs along and just within the western boundary.
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.